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> The Barras, Do you remember ?
marina
post 26th Apr 2005, 01:59pm
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im sure the wee man that used to sell the net curtains and stuff was wee jimmy mcnamara from the calton, he died last year. the evening times does a pull out paper callled old times and he was pictured in it not so long ago with his wee hat on and all the money sticking out from it, i remember when i was wee my mum dragging me to the barras on a saturday afternoon to the butcher stall and she would fill her freezer. all the outdoor markets have changed, the one in govan used to be good.


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post 27th Apr 2005, 12:54pm
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my fond memories of the barras are from the late 60's, my young aunt took me and she introduced me to welks? not sure of the spelling. didn't know what they were but can still remember the taste. I loved them.
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post 27th Apr 2005, 07:23pm
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I remember the doughnuts really well, come to think of it I got my wedding bouquet at a stall in the Barra's I forgot all about that.
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post 27th Apr 2005, 07:45pm
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laugh.gif The doughnuts at the Barras are still great Jan, I'd feel let down if I never got doughnuts at the Barras. Burning hot and sugary, delicious, oh yev put me in the notion.
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post 30th Apr 2005, 05:20pm
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oh re Barras, n welks i love them wink.gif
Had to give the Barras a miss last time though, was i disapointed.


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post 30th Apr 2005, 05:30pm
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I had some of those doughnuts in the Barras the last time I was over 'ome and oh I'm drooling for one right now.

Nothing like them here in Canada sad.gif


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post 27th Sep 2005, 11:05pm
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The Barras from 1955:



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post 28th Sep 2005, 07:22am
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Me and my girl's went to the Barrahs last Summer with one of my husband's Aunt's. We had a fun day. My oldest shared two servings of whelks with the Aunt, she was just talking about them the other day with our company and saying how good they were. She asked her Dad if he thought he could get them anywhere here for her. We had a lot of fun poking around in all the stalls. They each got a gold Celtic ring and a jacket or something. I picked up a few little things and his Aunt did buy curtains and slippers! We had a fun day shopping that's for sure! I'll definitely go back again. smile.gif
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post 28th Sep 2005, 10:22am
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I mind my Dad telling me that during the depression they'd all go down the shore between Ardrossan and West Kilbride (where the best view of Arran is) and pick wulks, bag them and send them to Glasgow on the train to be sold at the barras.
We live in a similarly situated wee coastal town here in Australia but I've never seen a wulk - but we have commercially farmed mussels.


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post 28th Sep 2005, 11:00am
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you cannae beat whelks and mussels mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i remember old jimmy macnamara selling stuff at the barras with all the money hanging out his hat, he was a pal of my dad in laws

when we were away there at ardnamurchan we picked our own from a wee place called ardtoe and cooked them, they were bloomin lovely


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post 28th Sep 2005, 12:29pm
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My wife does volunteer work in the old folks home near us, and when we go down our local pier on a Sunday for our walk we usually buy a kilo of mussels off the boat from the daughter off one of the auld dears who's a favourite of my wife. The daughter kens this and we get free mussels occasionally. Wife puts them in the veggie steamer and we squeeze a wee bit of lemon on them - lovely.

Here they are grown on ropes suspended in the water and thrive with the movement of the tide. To think we collected them in Ardrossan off the rocks near the sewage outlet and never had second thoughts about it.


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post 28th Sep 2005, 04:27pm
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when me and my husband were in dublin last year we went into a pub (as you do) and i got mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce with loads of crusty bread, i ate that much of them i was ill, they were delicious and what a portion they give you, i thought the pne pot he gave me was for the 2 of us, i can still taste them mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm tongue.gif


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post 28th Sep 2005, 05:30pm
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the sally army oot side bairds bar sellin the war cry a wonder if they still sell it and if bairds bar it still there can any body tell me
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Angela Chick
post 28th Sep 2005, 06:12pm
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Stuarty bairds bar is still there biggrin.gif


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post 29th Sep 2005, 12:59am
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guys I hate whelts and mussels,used to wonder how people could eat them. I remember walking along the beach and seeing folks selling them.


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